Tag: "mammograms" at medical news
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
... yearly physician exams, get their first screening mammograms
between ages 35-40 and begin yearly exams at age 40. Generally, the breast cancer risk increases with age. Although he's not convinced the new impedance scanning called HEDA for Homologous Electrical Difference Analysis will ever replace mammograp...
Access to mammography may worsen
...ilities reported being able to schedule diagnostic mammograms
(performed to resolve a question related to a symp...f facilities had the ability to schedule screening mammograms
(performed on asymptomatic women to detect early signs of cancer) within a week. Nearly half (47 per...
Poor understanding of coverage deters breast cancer screening
...-pocket costs and insurance coverage for screening mammograms
may reduce the overall impact of cost as a barrier."...
Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography
...rial is open only to UC Davis patients with recent mammograms
that are suspicious for breast cancer. Women who ... Boone said. For now, women should continue to get mammograms
as recommended by their physicians. "Although the breast CT images are interesting, mammography is t...
Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk women
...ping breast cancer, often at an early age. Regular mammograms
are offered to high-risk women to allow for the early identification and treatment of tumours. However, because these women are of a young age, they often have denser breasts, which affect the ability of mammography to detect disease. Martin Leach (...
New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%
...CT dose is roughly equivalent to 10 to 25 two-view mammograms
and up to as many as 100 to 400 chest X-rays. The increasing radiation exposure from CT and its potential adverse effects are real concerns," said Mark S. Parker, MD, lead researcher on the study. "When CT cannot be avoided, attempts are made...
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
...ital mammography. For the study, Dr. Raza compared mammograms
from six-month time periods prior to and after that switch, and all interpreted by the same radiologists. She found that of the 6,189 conventional film screen mammograms, 274 patients were called back for a 4.4% call back rate; of the 6,792 digital m...
Women overestimate breast cancer risk, U-M study finds
...mportance of prevention strategies, such as yearly mammograms
and monthly breast self exams....
A new insight into breast cancer: Breast density is directly related to breast cancer
...thern California in the United States, studied the mammograms
of 27 women, all diagnosed with the same type of t...ted from dense breast tissue. For each woman, the mammograms
of the affected breast or breasts at diagnosis were studied by two independent expert mammography ra...
Digital mammography does not improve breast cancer detection rates, study finds
...ted, with several thousand women receiving digital mammograms
in each. No statistically significant differences ...he United States and Canada received both types of mammograms
and were asked to return one year later for follow-up exams to determine whether digital mammography...
Look to the future: Preparing for baby boomer dementia epidemic
... "That's similar to half of female patients whose mammograms
show possible cancers not returning for biopsies to determine whether they have a malignancy. Screening tools require confirmation and the primary care doctor who screens must be prepared to follow up with confirmatory testing," said Dr. Boustani. Of...
Women want information, opportunity to participate in decision for first mammogram
...e of the JAMA/Archives journals. Routine screening mammograms
are often recommended for women beginning at age 40, but primary care clinicians are encouraged to inform their patients of the benefits and potential harms of the procedure and to invite them to share in the decision making, according to background ...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...while eliminating patient discomfort. Traditional mammograms
involve squeezing the breast between two plates and firing an x-ray that images the breast all at once. In breast CT, the patient lies down on a table and places one breast at a time through a circular opening, while a CT scanner produces 300 images...
Medical malpractice concerns lead to more breast biopsies
... issue of Radiology. "Radiologists who interpret mammograms
in the United States have higher recall and false-... surveyed 124 radiologists who regularly interpret mammograms
in Washington, Colorado and New Hampshire. A majority (76.4 percent) of respondents expressed concer...
New proton therapy, breast CT clinical trials, radiation-resistant tumors
... while eliminating patient discomfort. Traditional mammograms
involve squeezing the breast between two plates and firing an x-ray that images the breast all at once. In breast CT, the patient lies down on a table and places one breast at a time through a circular opening, while a CT scanner produces 300 images ...
Study questions mortality benefit of breast cancer screening in community settings
... average risk of developing the disease had gotten mammograms
and/or breast examinations by a clinician, compared with 69.2% of the cancer-free women of similar age and risk. Among women with an increased risk of the disease, the authors did see a 26% reduction in breast cancer mortality associated with screeni...
Delivery of routine preventive services suboptimal for medicare beneficiaries
...hemoglobin A1c monitoring (61.2 percent vs. 48.4), mammograms
(52.1 percent vs. 38.9 percent), colon cancer screening (10.0 percent vs. 8.5 percent), and influenza (50.2 percent vs. 39.2 percent) and pneumococcal (8.2 percent vs. 6.4 percent) vaccinations. Other variables associated with delivery of preventive...
Obesity lowers likelihood of receiving preventive health care
...dy mass index (BMI) went up, the odds of receiving mammograms
and Pap smears went down. BMI is a measurement of ...hese concerns. Healthy People 2010's goals include mammograms
for 70 percent of middle-aged women every two years and Pap smears for 90 percent of middle-aged wom...
UVa participates in landmark breast cancer screening trial
...n technology is available. Traditional film screen mammograms
save lives as well." Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for further evaluation. The electronic image also can be print...
CAD helps detect smaller potentially more aggressive breast cancers in younger women
... study shows. The study included 27,274 screening mammograms
done over a three year period---19,402 were done using a computer-aided mammography detection system (CAD); 7,872 were mammography studies done before the CAD system was installed, said Tommy E. Cupples, MD of ImageCare, LLC in Columbia, SC, and the...
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